4 Sonnets from "Tumultuous Shore", Op.82 (Geppert, David)

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Work Title Four Sonnets from "Tumultuous Shore"
Alternative. Title
Composer Geppert, David
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.82
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IDG 9
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
1. I like this little birchwood (Sonnet X)
2. Though not a hill be holy (Sonnet XLIX)
3. For I have dreamed a dream (Sonnet LII)
4. Mists on the mountain (Sonnet LIII)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1962-2015
First Publication. 2018
Librettist Arthur Davison Ficke (1883-1945)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation contralto, piano

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The cycle was composed in 1962 and revised by the composer in 2014. In 1962, Geppert also wrote a Choral Prelude and Song (aka Introduction and Chorus) for SATB or SA and piano based on text from Arthur Ficke's "Tumultuous Shore" (Op.81)